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Auction Description for Sworder: The Spring Counrty House Sale
Auction Description:
The Spring Counrty House Sale
Viewing Notes:
15th May 9am to 5pm. 16th & 17th May 10am to 1pm. 18th May 9am to 5pm. Day of sale from 9am.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/sworders

The Spring Counrty House Sale

by Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers


698 lots | 692 with images

May 19, 2009

Cambridge Road

Stansted Mountfitchet, CM24 8GE United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1279 817778

Fax: +44 (0)1279 817779

Email: auctions@sworder.co.uk

A brooch composed from an Eton College Pelham

Lot 1: A brooch composed from an Eton College Pelham

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Description: A brooch composed from an Eton College Pelham Prize gold medal, dated 1876, and a Sir William Browne Cambridge Prize gold medal, each edge inscribed Robert John Parker, 36cm diameter, both mounted to a gold bar brooch with diamond set foliate scroll sections in between, set with cushion cut, old Swiss cut and old European cut diamonds, possibly sections from a tiara

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An archaeological revival brooch by Castellani, c.

Lot 2: An archaeological revival brooch by Castellani, c.

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Description: An archaeological revival brooch by Castellani, c. 1860, a circle brooch in the form of a rams head, with an amphora pendant drop to the centre, signed with entwined C Castellani signature plate. (small repair) For other examples of this piece see Bonhams Fine Jewellery Sale, 15/10/1999, lot 13 and The Price Guide to Jewellery 3000-BC-1950AD by Michael Poynder

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A Victorian carved shell cameo brooch, depicting

Lot 3: A Victorian carved shell cameo brooch, depicting

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Description: A Victorian carved shell cameo brooch, depicting Flora, to a light brown ground, in a rolled edge mount, tested as approximately 15ct gold

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A Victorian shell cameo brooch, an oval portrait

Lot 4: A Victorian shell cameo brooch, an oval portrait

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Description: A Victorian shell cameo brooch, an oval portrait shaped carved shell cameo, depicting a male head above an outstretched eagle biting a snake, enclosing the scene, possibly Zeus in an open scroll and cannetille frame, tested and valued as approximately 15ct, gold (slight damage)

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A late Victorian gold bracelet, with a circular

Lot 5: A late Victorian gold bracelet, with a circular

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Description: A late Victorian gold bracelet, with a circular centrepiece set within a a circular green hardstone within a twisted wire border, a glazed locket verso, articulated integral bracelet broken to one side with box clasp

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